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Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control, Black

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #311 in In-Ear

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Pros: V shaped sound, isolation, durability

Cons: Large, in-line awkward, fit

Lets start off with the pros. When first out of the box they sounded great, good bass and slightly crushy highs but after a mere 10 hour burn in they sounded great, hard (but not thumping) bass and excellent no distortion highs. I mainly listened to EDM, house and hip hop and those genres sounded great in the ckx9is but vocal tracks from Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith wasn't at all shabby. Also, the ckx9is and great detail and soundstage versus the s4i rugged which i had previously and for the same retail price the ckx9is is by far a better sport iem.

 

Onto the design and comfort, the only issue i found was finding the right fit as personally i do not like foam tips but was a nice addition and the c tip addition helps with isolation and fit as the earphones are large and heavy but does have adverse affects on small heads as because of its size, it pushed the tragus of my ear forward slightly. Also the in line mic is separate to the volume control of the device which confused me when i had the volume very high on my phone and was quiet in the iem. Also any slight movement of the slider or button would cause disruption with the channels (making one ear sound quieter than the other) which was annoying but a fairly unique feature. The l shaped plug was a bit large to fit perfectly with my iphone case but it did not affect the sound and the cable itself is very good but not fully untangleable.

 

Overall a great headphone for its price range and would recommend to any sort of edm/hip hop listener

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Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control, Black
Description:

Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control - Black Music is your energy for life – the fuel for your heart and soul. SonicFuel headphones are specifically designed for active, daily use, to power you forward by delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience that never sounds artificial, processed or filtered. Just pure sonic goodness for the high-octane tempo of your life. The ATH-CKX9iS SonicFuel in-ear headphones feature stay-in-place fit, providing unique comfort in addition to optimal sound. The C-tip configuration nestles within the ear where it locks in place for extra stability. Customize your comfort with a multitude of C-tip & silicone eartip sizes or use the included Comply foam eartips for true sonic immersion. Large 13.5 mm performance-enhanced drivers fuel your day with a premium listening experience, deeper bass response and sparkling high frequencies. In-line volume and microphone controls (on compatible smartphones) allow you to control music & phone calls without missing a beat. A newly designed flat cable eliminates annoying tangles and lasts longer. The included hard carrying case keeps your headphones protected and organized, so they are easy to find and unravel every time. Features Large 13.5 mm performance enhanced drivers offer a premium listening experienceC-tip design fits the shape of your ear for reliable stay-in-place comfortIn- line control with mic for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback, and controlling volume (on compatible smartphones & other portable devices)Included luxury zippered hard carrying keeps headphones protected and easy to find every timeAlso includes Comply foam tips, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), C-tips (S/M/L), and tangle-free flat cableAvailable in black (BK) and silver (SV)

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandAudio-Technica
ColorBlack
EAN4961310122676
FeatureLarge 13.5 mm performance enhanced drivers offer a premium listening experience C-tip design fits the shape of your ear for reliable stay-in-place comfort In- line control with Mic for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback, and controlling volume (on compatible smartphones & other portable devices) Included luxury zippered hard carrying keeps headphones protected and easy to find every time Also includes Comply foam tips, silicone ear tips (XS/S/M/L), C-tips (S/M/L), and tangle-free flat cable
LabelAudio Technica
ManufacturerAudio Technica
ModelATHCKX9IS BK
MPNATH-CKX9ISBK
PublisherAudio Technica
StudioAudio Technica
TitleAudio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control, Black
UPC033786280762
WarrantyTWO YEAR
Size7.0000" l x 3.7500" w x 2.0000" h x
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IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
Item Height4 inches
Item Length8 inches
Item Weight0.32 pounds
Item Width2 inches
Package Height2.05 inches
Package Length7.72 inches
Package Weight0.35 pounds
Package Width3.62 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberATH-CKX9ISBK
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameHEADPHONES
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